2018 4-H Project Information and Fair Books are now posted online. Click here to check it out!
The 4-H Clover Connection is a monthly newsletter produced by the 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator and the Purdue Extension Office in Steuben County.
Wonder why you put butterflies in the freezer? Curious how many siblings a pig has? Love horses but live in town? Life's little questions aren't meant to be answered alone! We invite you and your child to join 4-H, the organization of families who share in teaching kids practical things like pet care, growing gardens, capturing memorable photos, and important values like responsibility. Whether you live in town or the boonies, join 4-H and we'll tackle life's little questions together!
For many, if not most 4-H youth, the culmination of the program year focuses on project evaluation, or what is commonly known as 4-H project judging. By way of a judges clinic held in Northeast Indiana, the pool of volunteers enlarges and adds to the diversity of adults volunteering to positively influence youth.
Steuben County's 101 lakes serve as recreational landscapes for a large portion of the community, catch basins for runoff, and home to many wildlife. It serves our community well to begin the conversation about conservation early in a community like ours.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology is one of the most prominent advances of the 21st Century. The range of real world applications is enormous, and are well-documented including military, travel, meteorology, recreation, and agriculture. Youth experienced this first hand at Prairie Heights Middle School.
For many youth in grades 3-6, summer camp is often their first educational experience away from home. It may also be the first time they experience a supportive relationship with an older teen serving as their counselor. Younger youth and teens both developed life skills at this summer's 4-H camp!